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New committee takes on traffic congestion

New century transportationby Cathy Tuttle

Attention all individuals interested in making a difference in the traffic congestion in Glenwood Springs: Glenwood Springs is seeking individuals to participate on the Traffic Efficiencies and Bike and Pedestrian Utilization ad hoc committee.This is a temporary committee being organized to study and consider policies for traffic-calming measures for the city of Glenwood Springs. This will include reviewing the transportation plan and construction standards for roads in both the residential neighborhoods and the main thoroughfares, and development of a traffic-calming policy.This group will be a subcommittee of the Transportation Commission, and once it has accomplished its goals, they will be reviewed by the Transportation Commission with recommendations being forwarded to City Council for implementation.Earlier this fall, the New Century Transportation Foundation, CDOT, the city of Glenwood Springs and RFTA hosted an alternative transportation educational workshop with guest speaker Dan Burden from Walkable Communities.Dan Burden is a specialist in pedestrian, bicycle, traffic-calming and livable communities. The information stressed that if our communities are more bike- and pedestrian-friendly, it creates a host of traffic calming and beautification benefits, all resulting in positive quality of life experiences.The New Century Transportation Foundation’s goal is to contribute to the quality of life, the economic vitality and the environment of our region through more resource-efficient transportation.NCTF intends to achieve this by leveraging significant private resources to speed the completion of a regional trail and implementation of a more climate-friendly, less oil-intensive transportation program that encourages innovations.By encouraging transit and trail partnerships throughout our region, and increasing civic involvement and support of green transportation, we all benefit from increased support for transit, trails, transit-oriented development, bike and walk-friendly communities, and environmentally friendly fuels.If you are interested in participating on this committee, please contact city clerk Robin Unsworth at 384-6403 by Dec. 31 or by e-mailing a letter of interest or application to robinu@ci.glenwood-springs. co.us.For additional information on ways to become involved in the valley’s transit and trails programs please go online to http://www.newcenturytrans.org or call 970-704-9200.Cathy Tuttle is with the New Century Transportation Foundation. For more information contact the New Century Transportation Foundation at 704-9200 or e-mail ctuttle@newcenturytrans.org.Cathy Tuttle is with the New Century Transportation Foundation. For more information contact the New Century Transportation Foundation at 704-9200 or e-mail ctuttle@newcenturytrans.org.


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